Moira takes pride in standing up for what she believes in. But after spearheading a protest at school that results in the spring dance being cancelled, she receives threatening statements online and at school. Luckily her best friends Simon and Connor have her back – until Simon reveals his romantic feelings towards Moira, which she doesn’t return. Feeling “friend-zoned”, Simon joins the barrage of hurtful comments, and Connor is forced to take a hard look at where his loyalties lie. THE CODE takes a look at the murky line between friendship and romance, and invites viewers to question what they feel entitled to in their relationships. With humour and nuance, the play challenges teens to hold themselves accountable for their words and actions, and consider what’s at stake when lines are crossed.
*The Playwright acknowledges the assistance of the 2017 Banff Playwrights Colony – a partnership between the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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I saw The Code in the evening of March 13. It was a terrific piece that certainly plays for all ages. The effects of social media as a place to lash out and hurt and the effects of choosing to do something on impulse when in pain are relevant to anyone of any age. I think it should be required that we all "go have a Blizzard" before making any life altering decision!
In my opinion, The Code really excelled in it's story line, acting, and props. The only thing I didn't like is how the story seemed to end very abruptly without resolving the main conflict. We do not find out about what happened to the main characters at the climax of the story and how they solved the problem which would have been interesting to see.
I loved The Code it was an awesome play!!!
I really enjoyed this play, very awesome. All of green thumb theater plays are a 10!
Just a quick question, have you guys ever thought about doing a sequel? BTW great job today!!
This play really showed what impact social media and the internet has on our society
Another amazing play by Green Thumb Theatre. The Code show's the reality of what young people face now a days with social media and relationships. social media has a tremendous impact in young peoples in positive and negative ways. The play addresses the possible consequences in a powerful and realistic manner. Thank you for another amazing experience.
I saw The Code at Killarney Secondary today while bringing greetings from key sponsor, the Telus Vancouver Community Board. It was a pleasure to see such a thoughtful, entertaining and well written play superbly presented by Green Thumb. I hope as many high school students as possible get to see this during its spring tour. It is provocative and should lead to great discussions wherever it goes. Congratulations, Green Thumb!
This show was great I thoroughly enjoyed it, good job!
The difference between speaking up and lashing out, and the cost of both.
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